The CAS program here at ECA extends throughout all year levels providing our students with the opportunity to engage with internal and external communities.
It involves students in a range of experiences alongside their academic studies and enables them to develop a personal project that aids in their holistic development as an ethical, aware and reflective member of society. The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows.
Creativity: exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
Action: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
Service: collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need
Students engage in these 3 strands through genuine experiences that provide the opportunity for experiential learning and personal growth.
All CAS experiences need to meet these four criteria:
- real purposeful activities, with significant outcomes
- personal challenge – tasks must extend the student and be achievable
- thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing progress, reporting
- reflection on outcomes and personal learning
Here at ECA we offer a variety of clubs that involve sports, service and creativity. Students are encouraged to join the clubs that interest them to begin their CAS journey.
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